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updated: 8/25/2014 12:44 PM

Blade from power saw impales Houston worker

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HOUSTON -- A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw.

Houston fire spokesman Kenyatta Parker says the man was still conscious Monday morning when he was transported to a hospital with at least part of the blade still embedded in his body.

Parker says firefighters responded to an emergency call that a man had been hurt while working atop a building near The Galleria, a popular shopping center.

Parker says the unidentified man was using a saw that construction workers often use to cut through metal or concrete. He says such a blade can become dislodged if it isn't tightly secured while cutting a hard material.

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